Procurement Officer - Stevenage

Supply Chain
Ref: 7248 Date Posted: Saturday 29 Jun 2024
Procurement Officer
 
Location:                Stevenage
 
Salary:                     Up to £45,000
 
Headline Benefits: A bonus of up to £2,500, Paid Overtime, Strong pension, 25 days annual leave with the option to accrue 15 additional days flexi leave, enhanced parental leave.
 
We’re working with an award-winning, world-leading, technical & scientific engineering organisation, with sites across Europe, that have an exciting opportunity for a Procurement Officer.
 
The Procurement Officer role:
 
Are you passionate about working in procurement? Do you have experience in providing commercial guidance and would love the opportunity to work collaboratively with suppliers?
 
As a Procurement Officer, you will work as part of a team that partner with our suppliers and enable the business to provide world-leading defence capabilities for our Home Nations and their Allies.
 
You will support the assembly, negotiation, implementation and performance of subcontracts across the entire life cycle of complex systems. You will ensure that contracts are effectively managed to time, cost, and quality resulting in the delivery of high value and sophisticated sub-systems. You will need to provide commercial guidance to internal customers and manage risk and opportunity to safeguard the interests of the business.
 
Key activities on a day-to-day basis can vary between individual roles, but expected activities you are likely to complete:
  • Preparation and execution of subcontracts, either with existing partners or as a result of running tendering activities
  • Oversee subcontract amendments to ensure they remain topical and in compliance with the latest contracting standards and legislation 
  • Undertaking performance management activities to ensure that suppliers deliver in line with subcontract obligations
  • Develop and nurture strong supplier relationships with suppliers within the UK, Europe and the rest of the world
  • Identify and mitigate commercial and business risks relating to the suppliers which you are responsible for
  • Obtain quotations and other critical intelligence from suppliers to assist in bidding for new business
 
Procurement Officer Skills and Qualifications required:
  • You’ll be keen to learn or bring experience in procurement subcontract management, e.g. negotiation, contract and terms and conditions
  • Be able to problem solve daily and skilled at finding a resolution
  • Keen to provide continuous support and cooperation to senior internal and external customers
  • Continually improve opportunities, analyse situations and present possibilities, whilst balancing risk
 
Please note:
Rules onsite require British Citizenship. Dual nationals can apply for this position, and you will be required to undergo UK Security Clearance.
 
The business are firm believers in offering all staff the best possible platform to succeed, providing support for career development as well as personal assistance. They hold numerous awards on the back of this work and have a range of employee networks and internal communities that include Parents and Carers, Gender Equality, Neurodiversity, Pride, Ethnic Diversity and many more. They really care about their staff and are passionate about what they do and why they do it.
 
Their order book stretches for many years, and they have healthy profits and a range of new projects in place. They’re stable with steady controlled growth, offer dynamic working, and fantastic opportunities to grow and develop your career further.
 
Cirrus Selection offers the services of an Employment Agency for permanent recruitment and the services of an Employment Business for contract recruitment.

 

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